Dramatic immigration turnover in Congress?

The numbers in this Politico story on the potential wave of anti-immigrant candidates heading to DC are astounding baffling:

If predictions for a broad Democratic defeat in the midterm elections prove accurate, immigration advocates could start out in January with as few as 30 senators on their side. A total of 73 senators backed a key test vote on immigration reform in 2006, but that coalition shrank to 46 when a similar bill came up in 2007.

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